The Image of the Silk Road - Tianshui Photography Biennale

TIANSHUI CHANGKONG FACTORY 天水长控厂

Daniele Dainelli

Preservation or better said, collection is at the core of Daniele’s work. When asked to go and document the renovation of a factory in Tianshui, the artist immediately understood that the transformation of the industrial buildings is also a way to preserve them. Like in life where evolution is a way of preservation, here the abandoned factories will evolve into cultural spaces and be saved for some times.
But the strong point of Daniele’s vision is to transcend a seemingly ordinary building in a personal and beautiful space to the point of making us doubt our own perception of the work place. Without hiding the wrinkles on an old lady’s face, he shows and highlights the passage of time where people worked, lived and laughed. Only walls, machines and debris are left, but we can imagine the past through these photographs

Dimanche, 2016, juin 12